Never look at an ugly thing twice. It is fatally easy to get accustomed to corrupting influences.
C.F.A. Voysey

The C.F.A. Voysey Society has been founded to celebrate the achievement of the architect and designer Charles Francis Annesley Voysey (1857-1941), one of the leading figures in both the Arts and Crafts movement and its immediate successors. It is the Society's objective to encourage research into all aspects of Voysey's life and work and to help to maintain his legacy.


  • Senate HouseThe Society will be holding its first study day on Saturday 22nd September 2018 at Charles Holden's Senate House at the University of London. We plan to tackle different aspects of Voysey's work under two themes: "Beyond architecture" and "Links and connections". The session leaders will be Gavin Henderson (archivist at the John Lewis Heritage Centre), Julie Flower (our Treasurer), David Cole (author of The art and architecture of C.F.A.Voysey), Diane Haigh (author of Baillie Scott : the artistic house), Catherine Sidwell (member of Council) and Wendy Hitchmough (our Vice-President and author of C.F.A. Voysey). More information and booking procedure.
  • November 2nd 2018 : London social event and the Society's 7th Annual Lecture. Dr Alan Powers will speak on Voysey and Lethaby : the two paths of the Arts and Crafts. More information and booking procedure.
  • VS fifth logoThe Society has published a booklet summarising its progress during its first five years. Download a free copy (PDF, 373KB).



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CFA Voysey

Photograph of C.F.A. Voysey on 5th July 1932, by Lafayette Ltd, © National Portrait Gallery, London, NPG x48251, and reproduced under this licence.

The header quotation comes from "Some fundamental ideas in relation to art" by C.F.A. Voysey, Journal of the Royal Institute of British Architects (vol.31, 1924), p.303

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